The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance causes him lots of problems, however. Written by
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Jack's condition (of aging four times faster than usual) is a somewhat exaggerated but nevertheless real illness, known as Werner Syndrome. See more »
Jack ages at four times the standard rate and has always been this way. This doesn't necessarily mean that all his metabolic functions have been so accelerated. For example, it's okay if his beard doesn't grow at four times the standard rate. See more »
[to Louis' mom about Louis, pretending to be the principal]
I would say he's probably the smartest kid in the whole school.
If not, maybe the smartest kid I've ever met.
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At the end of the music, Jack's classmates can be heard calling for him to come out and play. See more »
If you give this movie a chance, let your imagination go and you will believe (if you WANT to) that Robin Williams *is* a ten year old boy. I was surprised at how much I actually liked it. The premise sounds weak, but they did a fairly good job with it. The kids in the movie are great....... and the term "boys will be boys" is never as true as in the 'treehouse' scene. Watch it if you have boys ! You'll know what I mean! There is little if any 'language' in this movie ; no shoot-em-ups; no sex...the family can watch this together safely. Enjoy and let your imagination go... be a kid again!
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